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Spirits of Earth: The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and by Robert A. Birmingham

By Robert A. Birmingham

Between A.D. seven-hundred and 1100 local american citizens outfitted extra effigy mounds in Wisconsin than wherever else in North the US, with an envisioned 1,300 mounds—including the world’s biggest identified chook effigy—at the guts of effigy-building tradition in and round Madison, Wisconsin. those large earthworks, sculpted within the form of birds, mammals, and different figures, have aroused interest for generations and jointly include an enormous effigy mound ceremonial panorama. Farming and industrialization destroyed almost all these mounds, leaving the mysteries of who outfitted them and why they have been made. the rest mounds are secure this day and lots of may be visited.   explores the cultural, old, and ceremonial meanings of the mounds in an informative, abundantly illustrated e-book and guide.

 

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